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Old Aug 27, 2011, 08:20 AM   #1
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Writing to NTFS drive in Lion?

I'm having trouble writing to an external HD that in NTFS format

I'm only allowed to read from the drive, not wright - any ideas?

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Old Aug 27, 2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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You will need a 3rd party tool to do this. There is no native support to write to NTFS in Lion or any OSX.

https://www.paragon-software.com/pro...e/for_mac.html
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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there are also free alternatives. NTFS 3G, for instance
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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Yup. Reformat your NTFS drive to something OS X can read. Problem solved.
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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NTFS Mounter is by far the best, least obtrusive NTFS plugin I've found! You won't regret it!
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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there are also free alternatives. NTFS 3G, for instance
That doesn't work with Lion.
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Yup. Reformat your NTFS drive to something OS X can read. Problem solved.
There is no need to reformat.
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I'm having trouble writing to an external HD that in NTFS format
NTFS (Windows NT File System)
  • Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
  • Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
  • To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X, here are some alternatives:
    • For Mac OS X 10.4 or later (32 or 64-bit), install Paragon (approx $20) (Best Choice for Lion)
    • For 32-bit Mac OS X, install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free) (does not work in 64-bit mode)
    • For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
    • Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx $36).
    • Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard and Lion, but is not advisable, due to instability.
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
  • Maximum file size: 16 TB
  • Maximum volume size: 256TB
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Old Aug 28, 2011, 12:56 PM   #7
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[*]For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard[/LIST]
Thanks. Just updated. Been waiting for it.
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:38 AM   #8
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You will need a 3rd party tool to do this. There is no native support to write to NTFS in Lion or any OSX.

https://www.paragon-software.com/pro...e/for_mac.html
Thats not true. There was in Snow Leopard.
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:49 AM   #9
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Thats not true. There was in Snow Leopard.
No, you are mistaken. There was (and there is) a command you can enter in Terminal that provides erratic write capabilities in NTFS volumes, but few people in their right mind would trust such "capabilities". If you want real NTFS write capabilities you need something like Paragon NTFS for OS X. NTFS-3G never was in the same league.
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 11:43 PM   #10
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For 64-bit Snow Leopard, read this: MacFUSE for 64-bit Snow Leopard
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 01:11 PM   #11
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@zw-gator: Due to licensing restrictions from Microsoft, Macs can't (natively) write to NTFS disks.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 06:08 PM   #12
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Paragon works great!
I'm using a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) with OS X Lion (10.7.1)
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Anyone knows if this works and if it's not some sort of malware or something?

http://macinformers.com/how-to-NTFS-...r-macosx-lion/

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Anyone knows if this works and if it's not some sort of malware or something?

http://macinformers.com/how-to-NTFS-...r-macosx-lion/

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No, it's not malware, but Paragon is a better solution. Read post #6 in this thread.
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No, it's not malware, but Paragon is a better solution. Read post #6 in this thread.
But this one is free...
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But this one is free...
Be sure to read the post I mentioned, making note of the 32-bit/64-bit issues. The links there are safe to use.
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Old May 7, 2012, 01:04 PM   #17
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This solution rocks, it worked for me

This solution rocks, it worked for me
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Old Jun 1, 2012, 03:22 PM   #18
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Works Perfectly

http://macinformers.com/how-to-NTFS-...r-macosx-lion/

been waiting for a fix for this for a while, thanks!
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Does NTFS Mounter not work with Lion? 10.7.5
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 11:18 AM   #20
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I've used "Paragon.NTFS.for.Mac.v9.0.1"
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